Sunday , 21 April 2019

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UK Taxi industry Cherting out a new path

The taxi industry in the UK is a large and growing sector of the transport provision, but didn’t appear on the radar of the transport planners and policy makers in the past. However, it is now going through a period of changes in several areas. Currently, the UK Parliament’s Transport Select Committee is conducting an enquiry into certain aspects of ...

How to create A Great City?

In our Urban Design section this time, we discuss certain issues that go in making a city green, and also address the pedestrian and traffic woes, instead of writing about the design of a structure

Leading the Way with Intelligent Transport Systems

Lyon, France hosted two major ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) events in early June. Richard Harris, Global Director, ITS, Logica attended them. He writes exclusively for TrafficInfraTech on the two conferences. There is a considerable debate throughout Europe on the potential impacts of the European Commission Action Plan and Directive. While many countries welcome the initiative, some remain concerned about how ...

Who I am and where am I going Demography, Lifestyles and Mobility

Gerard Tertoolen, Traffic Psychologist, XTNT at Utrecht, the Netherlands discusses how demographic and lifestyle changes can influence travel patterns. He says that by taking the wishes, motives and experiential values of mobile individuals into account as much as possible and by providing the right incentives at the right time, people can be induced to adjust their mobility patterns. Psychologists have ...

Indian Railways shops for technology

Indian Railways is upgrading its technology in use on Western and Central lines in Mumbai. Converting from direct current to alternating current, improving the speed of trains, increasing the life of trains by 10 years, and restricting power consumption are some of the steps being taken.

Meeting the safety needs

Dark Eye manufactures and supplies a wide range of safety products to numerous agencies in the country including government bodies developing roads and bridges, construction companies, the army and paramilitary forces. Kawaljit Singh, Managing Director, Dark Eye tells TrafficInfraTech how the road safety situation in India has changed drastically over the last decade.

The Doubling Effect

Charlotte Wäreborn Schultz, Managing Director, Swedish Public Transport Association, writes about the ‘Doubling Project’ which aims to increase the share of public transport in Sweden twofold At the beginning of 2008, five organisations met to discuss the development of public transport in Sweden. These were the public transport trade organisations – the Swedish Public Transport Association, the Swedish Bus and ...

Modern Bus Terminal at Thampanoor Easing congestion and increasing efficiency in style

When renovation of Thampanoor Bus Terminus gets over, it will change the very notion of a bus terminus for it promises to boast of a grand integrated design, better access, radial parking arrangement, idle bus-bays, idle parking and a centralised Building Management System. It will also have repair garage fuel filling facility, a commercial zone with a shopping complex and a convention centre.

Analysing the Risk Exposure at Mumbai Suburban Rail

A Right To Information (RTI) query has recently revealed that 20,000 people died on Mumbai’s railway tracks in the past five years. That means over 4000 people per year and, on an average, 10 people per day. The issue has managed to raise eyebrows at the World Bank which is funding Mumbai Urban Infrastructure Project (MUIP). The bank has demanded an explanation for the increasing number of deaths. Given here is an analysis of the end user experiences in Mumbai Suburban Rail, causes and remedial measures.

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